We went to Disneyland on Labor Day. Arrived mid-afternoon and discovered, thanks to the lack of blockout dates (which is why we went, so I can't exactly complain!) that it was much more crowded than anticipated. That was fine, and the crowds were certainly manageable, but here's my question:
Why is Disneyland almost constantly strewn with trash? In the parking garage, three trash cans we saw were overflowing. You literally had to place your garbage next to them, and they were disgusting.
On the tram over, there was trash on the floor from the previous passengers.
Two of the trash cans on Main Street were overflowing, despite cast members being relatively nearby.
Tomorrowland looked like it as Litterland, I kid you not. The queue for Buzz Lightyear had trash all throughout the planters. There was popcorn and candy on the ground in the inside queue. Space Mountain looked like Hansel and Gretel had been in line, with trails of popcorn and napkins throughout.
We went on the Jungle Cruise and, sadly, I even saw a Coke bottle floating in the river.
It was kind of disgusting, and the idea that Disneyland is "squeaky clean" was finally completely shattered. (I've TRIED to maintain this view for years despite the evidence, but this time it was impossible.)
I just don't get it. Disneyland can be overpriced, it can be overcrowded, it can have attractions down and maintenance going on ... that I can forgive. But does it actually have to be DIRTY now? Isn't Disneyland supposed to represent the idealized world? I'm a little saddened by what I saw. Yes, it was a busy day ... but is that really an excuse?